Review posted images on AGOL easily?

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06-03-2016 12:54 PM
VenusScott
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With all the social applications that allow people to upload images through mobile applications, how have you folks developed a way to have staff review/monitor/audit images for "appropriateness" ? If the images are stored on the AGOL organization account, how do you review them quickly and easily?

Another question I have is are there size limits to uploaded images to AGOL from mobile devices through say, Collector or Crowdsource Reporter?

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SethLewis1
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Venus,

Last year we deployed a small application that allowed for publicly submitted images (using the old Citizen Service Request codebase I believe). The following solution, while not the most elegant, worked for our personnel during the period in which the app was live.

  1. Added a field into the table which indicated that record's 'review status' and set the default value to 'not reviewed.'
  2. Set a definition query on the web service so as to show only those records which contained a status of 'reviewed.'
  3. Built a simple editable interface using Web App Builder so that internal personnel could review the image and update the status value if the image was appropriate.
  4. Set a database trigger on the SDE table so that x-personnel were notified via e-mail whenever a new record was inserted. Such a trigger could be modified to fire if a record was inserted into the related attachment table instead (if you're using SDE attachment storage).
VenusScott
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Seth,

So your images were hosted on your servers and not on the AGOL cloud correct?

This method will be useful in the future as we want to host the data and services on our AGS and not in the cloud. For this first project, we had to host it in the cloud due to time constraints.

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SethLewis1
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Venus,

That is correct. We stored the images as SDE attachments.